Do you need help to find a research partner for EU funded projects?

My experience as a research adviser at Østofold University College has so far identified several challenges that some of our researchers come accross before starting a reserach proposal/project application. One of those challenges is: Where can I find a partner for my proposal? As most of you know, EU-funded projects are usually collaborative, with at least three organisations from different EU Member States or Associated countries taking part. The next question for you could be: Is there a way to get an institutional overview of potential partners that could be included in your project proposal? You as a partner? 


There are several webistes that can help you with this and here I will list just a few of them that are closest to the ØUC reseach portfolio.

1. CORDIS – EU Research Partners
CORDIS is the European Commission’s primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense. It offers one of the largest databases of partner profiles (self-registered profiles).

Source: CORDIS

2. Ideal-ist Partner Search
Ideal-ist is an international ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) network, with more than 70 ICT partners from EU and non-EU countries. These include: Associated States, Eastern European Partner Countries, Mediterranean Partner Countries and emerging countries like China, Brazil, India, and South Africa.


3. Partner Search for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies (NMP)
The core objective of the ’Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP)’ theme is to improve the competitiveness of European industry, and generate the knowledge needed to transform it from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive industry.

Source: NMP TeA

4. NET4SOCIETY – Partner Search Support
NET4SOCIETY presents international network of National Contact Points for Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge 6 («Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies») and Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH). The NET4SOCIETY database will offer both profiles of partners interested in becoming involved in existing or currently forming consortia as well as partner searches of research consortia looking for specific additional partners.

Soucrse: Net4Society

5. Innovation Place – Find partners for research and innovation projects
Innovation Place is a European consultancy organisation that advises on innovation management and grants. It can help you in connecting to the right organisations for your projects all around Europe, see how.

Source: Innovation place

6. EUresearch – Swiss guide to European research and Innovation – Partner Search Platforms
Euresearch is a Swiss network mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation to provide targeted information, hands-on advice and transnational partnering for European research and innovation programmes.


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